Ari Pitkäranta, a 40-year-old IT specialist from Lieto, was a contestant on the 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on February 6, 2016. He walked away with €1,000, having answered incorrectly in the ninth question.

His run was shot on January 13, 2016.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Arrange these vehicles in the right order from the slowest to the fastest.
• A: Hornet fighter aircraft • B: Moped car
• C: Racecar • D: Rowing boat
From the 6 contestants, everyone got it right, but Ari (with a time of 3.16 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ari's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is one of the biggest metal music-oriented festivals in the Nordic countries?
• A: Happo (Acid) • B: Kitka (Friction)
• C: Tuska (Pain) • D: Jyystö (Scrub)

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is an island country?
• A: Austria • B: Iceland
• C: Hungary • D: Luxembourg

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a sommelier?
• A: The currency of Armenia • B: Growth hormone
• C: Sleepwalker • D: Wine expert

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In Roman numerals, what does XIV stand for?
• A: 3 • B: 14
• C: 16 • D: 25

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not one of the daughters in Kardashian TV family?
• A: Kim • B: Khloé
• C: Kannu (Jug) • D: Kourtney

€2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
'Au' is the chemical symbol of what element?
• A: Silver • B: Zinc
• C: Gold • D: Platinum

€3,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Malarian pelko (The Fear of Malaria) is an album by what rap artist?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Paperi T • B: Nikke Ankara
• C: Chebaleba • D: Edu Kehäkettunen
Ari decided to phone his workmate Jonne Ranki who knows a lot about music. Jonne was sure it is A: Paperi T, so Ari went with him and won €3,000.

€5,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who painted the famous painting The Young Ladies of Avignon?
'Ask The Audience' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Joan Miró • B: Henri Matisse
• C: Pablo Picasso • D: Paul Cézanne
Ari used 'Ask The Audience' lifeline. At first, no one in the audience stood up, but after a few seconds, one guy (Oskari) stood up. It took several seconds for the host to kindly urge at least two more audience members to stand up. The members who stood up were Jari (from Vantaa), Oskari (from Helsinki) and Kristiina (from Helsinki). Jari said the answer is probably A: Joan Miró, and said he would want some lead in case the answer is wrong. Oskari said the answer could be B: Henri Matisse, because he was French, and Avignon is in France. Kristiina said it could be B: Henri Matisse, but she is not sure. Ari decided to use '50:50' lifeline, and answers B and D were removed. He decided to answer C: Pablo Picasso that was correct. No one in the audience won gift cards of Scandic Hotels.

€7,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the most populated country in Africa?
• A: Egypt • B: Nigeria
• C: Kenya • D: Burkina Faso
Ari thought the answer cannot be D: Burkina Faso, because it sounds so small. He answered A: Egypt that was incorrect. He lost €4,000 and left with €1,000.
Preceded by
Elina Mäntyniemi
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
Ari Pitkäranta
Succeeded by
David Viljanen

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